GPX Resources

GPX, the GPS Exchange Format, is supported by hundreds of software applications and Web sites, making it the standard format for interchanging GPS data between GPS receivers, desktop and mobile software, and Web-based services.

Windows GPX Software

Mobile GPX Software

GPX-enabled software for Mobile Phones and PocketPC and Palm PDAs:

Macintosh GPX Software

Multiple Platform Support

The following GPX software programs run on multiple platforms:

Online GPX Applications

Online applications that support GPX:

Web sites with GPX data

Data in GPX form is available at the following Web sites:

GPX / Google Maps Mashups

The following Web sites allow you to plot your GPX data on a Web map:

Mapping software and tools

  • AutoStitch …Autostitch™ is the world’s first fully automatic 2D image stitcher. Capable of stitching full view panoramas without any user input whatsoever.
  • Esri – The GIS Software Leader Matters—it connects our many cultures and societies and influences our way of life. GIS leverages geographic insight to ensure better communication and collaboration.
  • Exifer for Windows is a nearly free software with which you can manage the metadata (EXIF/IPTC) of pictures taken by digital cameras.
  • Geocaching software Groundspeak –
  • Georeferencer – Online Georeferencing Tool For Scanned Maps – (early beta version) Online Georeferencing Tool For Scanned Maps
  • GeoSpatial Experts – Link Digital Camera Photos to GPS – GPS-Photo Link to Link Digital Photos to your GPS. Use any digital camera!
  • Geotag is an open source program that allows you match date/time information from photos with location information from a GPS unit or from a map]
  • Google Earth Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographic information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe. Google Earth is a free download.
  • Google maps Google Maps is a web mapping service application and technology provided by Google, free (for non-commercial use), that powers many map-based services. It offers street maps, a route planner and an urban business locator for numerous countries around the world.
  • GPSBabel – convert, upload, download data from GPS and Map programs – converts waypoints, tracks, and routes between popular GPS receivers and mapping programs. It also has powerful manipulation tools for such data.
  • GRASS GIS – The World Leading Free Software GIS – Resources Analysis Support System Commonly referred to as GRASS, this is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization.
  • GVSIG – Área de Software Libre de IVER Tecnologías –
  • Heurist – a Collaborative KnowledgeSpace For Humanities Scholars – collaborative academic bookmarking, bibliographic and general database with rich data types, annotation, record interlinking and publication capabilities, including bibliography output. Academic social bookmarking with tagging, rating and workgroup functions.
  • IIPImage – Open Source imaging server system – is an advanced high-performance feature-rich imaging server system for web-based streamed viewing and zooming of ultra high-resolution images. It is designed to be fast and bandwidth-efficient with low processor and memory requirements. Source images can be in either TIFF or JPEG2000 format.
  • Manifold System – The ultimate GIS and Mapping Product! –® delivers a powerful and modern Geographic Information System (GIS) package as an integrated application. It uses modern software technology and Microsoft standard and is relatively inexpensive.
  • MapAnalyst – accuracy analysis program – is a program for the accuracy analysis of old maps. Its main purpose is to compute distortion grids and other types of visualizations that illustrate the geometrical accuracy and distortion of old maps when georeferenced.
  • Maptitude Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping software for Windows Geographic Information System (GIS) software is a useful mapping package for business, government, and education. Maptitude is a powerful combination of software and geographic data that provides a good base to explore the benefits of desktop mapping and spatial analysis with a single, easy-to-use package.
  • MapWindow GIS …MapWindow GIS desktop application is a free, open source, standards-based standalone software package that you can use to view and edit GIS data in many file formats.
  • Microsoft Pro Photo Tools …Tools for editing metadata in photographs including latitude, longitude, and other location details.
  • NASA World Wind earth visualisation software World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.
  • NYPL New York Public Library Map Rectifier The NYPL Map Rectifier is a tool for digitally aligning (“rectifying”) historical maps from the NYPL’s collections to match today’s precise maps. Visitors can browse already rectified maps or assist the NYPL by aligning a map. Play the video above to tour the site and learn how to rectify a map yourself.
  • Opencaching
  • Picasa – free image management software from Google image management software from Google which allows you to organize, edit, create and share photos.


  • MapInfo Professional | Pitney Bowes Business Insight …MapInfo is a powerful Windows®-based mapping and geographic analysis application designed to easily visualize the relationships between data and geography,
  • Quantum GIS Project GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.
  • Robogeo: Geocode Photos and Create Google Maps or Export KML and KMZ Files to Google Earth, a software solution for geocoding photos with latitude and longitude information. It provides the same functionality as a GPS camera, but without the bulk, expense, nconvenience, and hassle of wiring the two together.
  • Zoomify High-resolution Imaging for the Web! Now in the Macromedia Flash Player! Express makes high-quality images fast and easy to view on the web – no special setup is needed.

Links to Australian collections about people

Links to old maps to view and purchase

Other interesting collections